This year's tilt will be the 118th in history and will take place at Shinnecock on Long Island. If the name sounds familiar to those casual fans, it's for good reason. All you golf nerds like me already know the stories, the Opens, the triumph and the (relative) tragedy this legendary golf course has seen. 
It's late on a Wednesday night here in Western Massachusetts, and I'll be honest -- there's nothing I'd like to do less than write this piece about the Shell Houston Open. I'm sorry. My heart is already in Augusta, Georgia. My head, filled with dreams of pimento cheese sandwiches and Jim Nantz-isms. I know you're all there, too. 
Hola, friends and degenerates! It's time to head back to the Sunshine State for this week's Valspar Championship.  In the past, the Valspar has been a sub-par tournament filled with PGA Tour journeymen and young kids who haven't really proven they could do more than beat their dad and his buddies at the local club. Boy, how times have changed!